A 27-year-old has been accused of assaulting a man at an Aberdeen wedding so severely that his alleged victim’s life was in danger.
Police and paramedics were called to the Marriott Hotel in Dyce at about 10.50pm on Saturday amid reports that a 48-year-old man, understood to be the father of the bride, had been found unresponsive.
An investigation was launched and police announced on Monday that a man had been charged in relation to the incident.
Christopher Allison appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court this afternoon.
The Aberdeen resident faced a single charge of assault to severe injury and “danger of life”, and entered no plea.
Allison was released on bail until his next appearance, the date of which is yet to be confirmed.
The alleged victim was one of around 100 people in attendance at the ceremony inside the Pitmedden Suite.
It’s understood the man, who has not been named, was discovered lying on the ground by a member of staff before he was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Police arrived at the scene soon afterwards to investigate, cordoning off the area where he was found and taking statements from scores of distraught wedding guests.
Kirsty Holburd, manager of the Marriott Hotel, said that staff were “aware of the incident” and continued to work with the authorities on the matter.